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Coffee shop worker to stand for Labour for the fourth time

David Hartley, 21, has been a member of the Labour Party since he was 18 and has been selected to run in the Conservative-held ward for the fourth time.

Council leader under fire

Last month’s decision to cut nine area councils across Hyndburn was met with outrage by residents at the first meeting of Oswaldtwistle’s new area forum. The forum was meeting for the first time since the area councils were scrapped as a cost saving measure.

Hyndburn MP defends 19-day recess after scrutiny accusations

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones said the recess, which ended this week after a two-week Easter holiday and ahead of a six-week summer break, is due to a lack of ideas.

UKIP cause big upset in Hyndburn

The biggest casualties of UKIP's rise were Labour's deputy council leader Clare Pritchard, at the hands of her father Malcolm, and veteran Conservative councillor Doug Hayes.

Hyndburn Borough Council Elections 2014

Eleven seats are up for grabs at Hyndburn council with Labour and UKIP fielding candidates in every ward, the Conservatives fielding nine, the Green Party with three and four independents.

Dad accuses daughter Clare of electoral fraud

Clare Pritchard is due to contest her Milnshaw seat in Accrington in a head-to-head battle with her father Malcolm, a candidate for UKIP, in Thursday’s local elections.

Former Hyndburn mayor stands for UKIP

Veteran Malcolm Pritchard has previously served as both a Labour and Independent councillor on Hyndburn council, but has now pledged his allegiance to UKIP.

Ian Robinson meets Nigel Farage of UKIP

Great Harwood Councillor defects to UKIP

Councillor Ian Robinson will switch allegiances at this year's local elections.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage visits Hyndburn

The meeting for North West businesses was held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors.

Dad’s blast for his daughter after she takes council seat

A former mayor who was deposed by his daughter at the county council elections has accused her of putting politics before family.


Labour make gains in Lancashire County Council elections

In total Labour won five of the six seats on offer, although Conservative big-hitter Peter Britcliffe managed to hold his Oswaldtwistle seat with 1,566 votes, as Labour replaced the biggest party in Lancashire with No Overall Control.

Wind farm bosses slammed over community grants

Wind farm bosses have been slammed for offering community grants while problems with TV signals persist.

Candidates standing in the elections are announced

Six Hyndburn seats will be contested by 21 candidates with Labour and the Conservatives fielding representatives for every seat.

Local elections 2012: Labour retain control of Hyndburn council

Council leader Miles Parkinson said voters had given his Labour group "a mandate" to govern after they took an iron grip on the town hall in the local elections.

Wendy Dwyer

Candidates announced for Hyndburn council elections

The Conservative group will not be standing in Peel ward at next month’s local elections.

Vote 2011: Tories lose out in Hyndburn as Labour take control - video

Labour have taken control of Hyndburn council after eight years of unbroken Conservative rule.

Voters go to the polls in local elections

Council Tax will be frozen again next year – if the Conservatives regain control of Hyndburn Council at the election on May 5.

Live - Hyndburn Council elections

We're bringing you live coverage as the votes are counted and the results are announced in the Hyndburn Council elections.


Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
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District reporter
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Reporter specialising in communities
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